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HOW PRECIOUS ARE THE LITTLE ONES!!

Well, I was raving about all the little grandchildren and great grandchildren we have in the Kootenays in B.C. in a recent article.  This week I simply have to share our excitement about our newest addition, Xavier, who is now 7 months old.  What a little perfect treasure!  When we last saw him, he was fairly new to the world and then he was off to Ontario with his parents, where they reside.   We got to visit mother and son this week at our son and daughter-in-laws’ home.  What a happy little guy!  Our granddaughter Keely showed me the little toy he was playing with.  A Grandma often wonders how they actually impact the lives of their beloved grandchildren.  How my heart was blessed to have her shake the toy, and the song that it played was Let the Sun Shine In.  When Keely was a young girl, she was blessed with a lovely singing voice and was interested in singing.  I had been involved with some singing groups over the years and she was anxious to learn some songs.  I can remember her practicing her singing in our garden as our addition to the house was being built.  She was learning that lovely old song Let the Sun Shine In and she wanted to get it perfect, as that summer we were taking the grandchildren with us to our cousin’s threshing festival on the farm in Langenburg.  She sang it as a performer -like a PRO!  Here she is now with a young baby, showing me her little baby’s toy, saying LISTEN!….  The first song her little baby boy was going to be familiar with was Let the Sunshine In!  Brought tears to this Nanas eyes for sure!!

Unfortunately, they were here for a more solemn occasion, the funeral of her granddad on her father’s side, in Humboldt. How blessed she was to be able to attend the funeral and have her relatives meet her little treasure!

This summer appears to be one of the most unusual I have ever encountered.  Our garden is doing pretty well, but the weather is so up and down, it is hard to plan for anything.  Outdoor activities can be spoiled at the drop of a hat by cool weather and or rain.  John would like to take his boat out and go fishing, but it has been so weird this year, you never know if the weather is going to co-operate!  I remember summers when I was a kid, where my sister and I could take our sleeping bags outside on the lawn between the caraganas and the house (not even a tent) and enjoy a nice evening and all night (just about any time in summer), with few or no mosquitoes and certainly no cold or rain.  Seems like an old dream now…  the good old days..  

Judging by the size of the potato plants (if that is any indication), we should be harvesting some pretty big potatoes this year – time will tell.

We had a lovely time at the Heritage Centre barbecue this week.  It was a full house with wonderful musicians playing the dance music, and a great barbecue.  There was a lot of hard work put out by the kitchen staff and they are to be royally commended for putting on such an awesome summer barbecue!  A big thanks to y’all, a great bunch of people!   My husband, the “chef” did an awesome job barbecuing the hamburgers and he was very impressed with the brand of burgers they purchased for this most excellent event.

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